Hakka (客家) Sargasso Botanica soap
Spicy, Sweet + maybe even Lucky!
Hakka Chinese arrived in the Caribbean at the turn of the 19th century, bringing with them their very fragrant and aromatic culture. Some of us are even known to be a bit supersitious . . . The 'Hakka' scent is a blend of mellow pomelo citrus (for luck), punchy aniseed, and frangipani perfume. This scent lingers like a great book.
To give this bar a creamy wash, I've added a good pinch of fine British kaolin clay. A lucky dragon is emblazoned on the side, stamped in Imperial blue mineral powder. . . for good fortune of course.
Our Sargasso Botanica soaps begin with a base of coconut butter + aloe vera. To this, we add olive oil, mango butter, and wildcrafted Amazonian murumuru butter.
Hakka also contains kaolin clay (and lots of good luck).
|Pomelo fruit is from Asia, and is traditionally eaten around Chinese New Year. It's the larges of all citrus fruits and is acknowledged to bring good luck to the household. It is a common practice to decorate the home with a single or a pair of pomelos. You could use a couple of bars of Hakka instead?|